From the October 1978 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Disease Concept Reexamined

Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

A major legal decision, delivered in the Superior Court of California, cited the NCA [National Council on Alcoholism] criteria for the diagnosis of alcoholism and the NCA definition of alcoholism in asserting that "there is general agreement in the medical profession that alcoholism is a separate disease entity." The decision was handed down by Judge Harry L. Hupp in the case of Robert...

-- Friday Letter